Bernard Llewellyn is obviously intent on taking this prize back to Caerphilly but there is a question mark about all four of his challengers with none of the quartet yet to oblige on the forecast heavy ground. James Pollard makes the greatest appeal from a form perspective but his best performances have all been delivered under far quicker conditions. Sweet World's ability to handle soft ground earmarks her as a more viable contender. The choice is HAMILTON HILL who cantered home over C&D earlier in the month before struggling in a better Salisbury contest over a quarter-mile further. Back down in both grade and distance, he can get back on the winning trail.
Royal Reverie 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, reminder 5f out, lost place 3f out, behind final 2f, last of 9, 30l behind Silken Thoughts (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Miss Exhibitionist 8-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Silver Alliance (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Vakiyla (FR) (8-11) 10th of 4, 4l behind Lemon River (8-11) at Machecoul(FR) 1m 3f stks gd in Feb.
James Pollard (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Edgeworth (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Hamilton Hill 7-1 (7-11) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, some headway on outside 4f out, hung right and weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 29l behind Quiz Mistress (9-6) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Tijori (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Led, headed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 7l behind Hamilton Hill (8-0) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Sweet World 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 9l behind Bold Cross (8-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Removed hood late and slowly away from stalls, tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Hamilton Hill (8-0) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.